Diners who love good seafood will be tempted to eat their hearts out in Panama City. Known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” this bustling beach town sits right between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay, so local chefs have easy access to fresh-caught fish, oysters, crabs, and other fruits of the sea. Places to eat in Panama City run the gamut from tiny waterfront dives to white-tablecloth eateries. Choices range from deep-fried grouper with hush puppies and beer to crabmeat-stuffed shrimp and champagne. That’s not to say that Panama City dining can’t be a treat for non-seafood lovers as well, with offerings as diverse as hand-cut steaks, artisan pizzas, and baby-back ribs.
Get information on Panama City Beach restaurants and find current specials, phone numbers, maps, directions, links to menus, videos, and more by choosing from our list of restaurants below.
From excursions to Shell Island to dolphin shows to deep sea fishing and more, there is always plenty to do in Panama City Beach, besides relaxing and enjoying the world-famous white sand beaches.
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The Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally rolls in Panama City Beach, FL, every spring and fall. Accommodations fill up fast during this huge event.